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Letter to editor: Thank you Shrewsbury Police Department

July 18th, 2016

I wrote this poem to thank the police for all they do especially in light of recent events. I gave it to the Shrewsbury Police department. They loved it. My friends suggested I send it to you so that other police officers could see it.

New possibilities for a storied property

July 13th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Westborough – In 1886, the Westborough State Hospital was built on the shores of Lake Chauncy and near the Northborough border. In 2010, the commonwealth closed the hospital and then four years later, sold it to the town of Westborough for $2.2 million. Town officials are now seeking proposals for the purchase of approximately 36 of the property’s 94 acres.

Time flies when you’re having SUN…

July 8th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – Although the winter of 2016 was not nearly as bad as the previous few, it’s a special reward for New Englanders when summer finally arrives.

And what a season it has been so far, with an amazing stretch of virtually perfect days right through the Fourth of July weekend!

Letter to editor: Chipsealing not appropriate for major roads

June 29th, 2016

I am writing regarding the use of chipsealing roads in the Grafton, Westborough, and surrounding towns. Chipsealing is the process of putting down a layer of tar and overlaying it with “chips” of aggregate. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipseal.)

Paving the way

June 29th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Marlborough – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has committed to investing nearly $88 million in projects in the city of Marlborough and surrounding areas. Major projects include $31.8 million for reconstruction of the I-90/I-495 interchange; $15.4 million for I-495 maintenance, signage, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for Marlborough, Hudson, and Berlin; and $14.6 million for I-290 maintenance.

Nature’s classroom

June 24th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Shrewsbury – Kara Frankian, a first and second grade teacher at the Floral Street School, was recently named as the first recipient of the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society’s Champion of Environmental Literacy Award for her work in helping to utilize a nature trail behind the school into her students’ curriculum.

Making every vote count

June 15th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Southborough – It’s been said many times that it is a privilege to vote and in today’s highly charged political climate, those word were never truer. But, though they may want to vote, many long distance commuters are on the road before the polls open and as a result, they don’t make it to the polls. Southborough officials are determined to eliminate as many barriers as possible.

Educational evolution

June 8th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Westborough – As the world around us evolves at an ever faster pace, it’s important for schools to adapt to students’ needs to ensure they are adequately prepared to succeed in whatever field they choose. In Westborough the school district has been doing just that with its School Improvements Plans, which includes input from students on what they are interested in studying.

Having a voice

June 1st, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – For this year’s graduating seniors it will be a year filled with many firsts. One of these will be the first time they will be eligible to vote in the presidential election. With rhetoric that seems uglier than any election in recent memory, this year’s graduating class will have an opportunity to cast a vote that will help shape our nation for the next four years.

Preserving the past for the future

May 25th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Southborough – When a prospective buyer said he had plans to purchase the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main St. and slate it for possible demolition in July 2014, four local teens – Bridget Brady, Jen Fox, Maggie Shoemaker and Kayleigh Travin- decided they were not okay with that idea.

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